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Hope Law PLLC is helmed by real estate law veteran and business owner Roseanne Hope. The firm provides full service real estate, business advisory, and legal services to a wide array of clients.

Ms. Hope offers several decades of experience working hand-in-hand on behalf of real estate developers, lenders, private equity investors, small business owners, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and other organizations. While navigating the political climate, balancing public and private interests, and managing tight timelines and budgets, the team has developed and provided legal counsel on retail, commercial, industrial and multi-family real estate projects throughout the U.S.

Hope Law is adept at managing all facets of the legal process associated with real estate development including site identification, acquisition, development, construction, leasing, financing, property management, and eventual disposition.

Hope Law is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) member. Through this world class certification, Hope Law shares and advances the WBENC principles which foster diversity in the world of commerce because diversity promotes innovation, opens new channels of revenue and creates partnerships which provide growth opportunities that fuel the economy. As entrepreneurs and corporate executives, the Hope Law team is eager to share its business acumen with other innovators and emerging business owners, too.

Practice Areas

Commercial Developers and Investors

Hope Law has designed a streamlined model for delivering professional real estate services that balances our attorneys’ experience as in-house counsel with the perspective of a seasoned outside real estate practitioner. Our advisors provide strategic counsel in these areas:
• Site identification, acquisition, repositioning and disposition
• Due diligence oversight and review
• Construction and development related agreements
• Drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements
• Land use, development and operating agreements
• Government approvals and entitlements
• Lease negotiation and property management
• Tenant representation
• Financing and debt restructuring
• Excess real estate portfolio strategies post acquisition, merger or business restructuring

General Business Counseling

Working collaboratively with business owners, in-house professionals and general counsel, Hope Law’s customized approach focuses on diving deeply into its clients’ business operations and framework working with key personnel to assess risk tolerance and to forecast future needs. This model proactively positions corporate clients to best meet current challenges and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Areas of representation include:
• Mergers, acquisitions and related due diligence
• Entity formation and ongoing corporate maintenance
• General business agreements including non-competition, independent contractor and distributor contracts
• Software and other intellectual property licensing matters
• Structuring and negotiating joint venture agreements
• International and domestic compliance
• Employment and labor relations
• Organizational risk assessments and crisis management planning
• Manufacturing, third party and service provider relationships

Wealth Management, Family Office and Closely Held Business Counseling

Working with financial advisors, accountants, family law and estate planning attorneys, we work as a team to provide strategic legal advice to high net worth individuals and to closely held businesses in these areas:
• Succession planning
• Business and real estate investing
• Disposing and restructuring assets in divorce or sale of business
• Resource for your tax, trust and estate planning team

Private Investors and Financial Institutions

In addition to the traditional representation of regional and community banks in commercial lending matters, Hope Law works on the real estate portfolios of its institutional and private equity investors.

Ms. Hope co-founded a distressed asset real estate advisory firm, and personally managed the sale and disposition of underperforming real estate; in addition, she also worked with real estate investors to acquire one-off or packaged assets. Financial services competencies include:
• Due diligence in portfolio acquisition
• Evaluating, analyzing and implementing restructuring and exit strategies
• Negotiating and drafting of purchase and sales agreements
• Commercial real estate lending

Non-Profit Organizations

As dedicated community leaders, volunteers and activists, the firm’s members have served on numerous nonprofit boards and have logged countless hours volunteering for causes and community groups. With passion and insider perspective for the needs and governance of nonprofit organizations, Hope Law provides expertise on issues such as:
• Governance
• Real Estate
• Legal Compliance


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